Chocolate for stress relief

Ok- so, I have some news for you. My sister in law is in town, and she made me something that my healthy self is just simply geeking out over: ADAPTOGENIC ORGANIC HOT CHOCOLATE. Ok….so what are adaptogens? Let’s just say that the translation is this- they make you feel better. happier. calmer. more sane. lower blood pressure. less screaming at kids, pulling hair out, tears- you know 🙂 The scientific definition of adaptogens is that they help your body cope with stress with less of a withdrawal on your system. But back to the chocolate part. So, my sister in…

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Have you heard about using biotin for hair & nails?

So, like most women, I really love the idea of healthy, shiny, thick happy hair. But how do you get it when you barely even have time to take a shower each day? I dearly miss doing my hair and getting ready for 1.5 hours ever day. (How did I ever, EVER have that much time when I was single?!) Anyway, I’ve been doing some reading about vitamin B7, biotin. It’s essential for your metabolism, and also for healthy skin, nails and hair. Typically, we get all the biotin we need from food sources, but if you feel your skin…

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Thinking about you tonight- word of encouragement

Hey there, How’s it going? As I write this, my kids won’t leave me alone. I’m writing on the coffee table in my living room, and my 6 year old son just brought me his beloved brown bear and set it down on my arm. It’s still balancing on my left forearm. My 5 year old daughter just brought me a piece of her organic sprouted bagel with organic cream cheese and held it two inches from my mouth, her love offering of the night. My 8 year old is upstairs fussing over his homework, and we’ve just returned from a…

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Store Your Leftovers in Glass, Not Plastic

After dinner tonight, will you throw your leftovers in toxic storage containers? If so, think again, because the toxic chemicals in plastic have been proven to damage our cells when they are ingested, causing a wide variety of problems such as infertility, hormonal disruption, cancer, and even obesity. A much safer solution is to use GLASS, which is easy to use and completely safe! I use a set that I got from Amazon called Snapware Glasslock and it comes in a variety of sizes, shapes, and stores excellently in the fridge and freezer. See it here on Amazon! (This set is…

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Great Lunch Ideas for Back to School Kids!

I don’t know about you, but SCHOOL LUNCHES are one of the most difficult parts of my life! If you’re in the same boat, here’s some easy, healthy, (kid AND husband approved!) snack ideas to help! Many of these snacks (like the muffins, cookies, and nuts for example) can be made in bulk, and even frozen to save you time.  Snacks such as organic raw cheese sticks or cubes are very filling and can almost be a meal in themselves (a lovely large slice of organic raw cheese will keep you surprisingly full!) No matter your family’s preference, I’m sure…

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How to make your house smell like a spa with essential oils

I LOVE diffusing essential oils in my home. You can make it smell like Christmas, like sunshine, or like a spa any time you want to. My dear friend Jenny is a master of this. She has a blend she makes with orange, cinnamon, cloves, and cinnamon bark that smells like literal apple pie. She also makes a blend that literally smells like a refreshing, relaxing spa. When I’m at her house and she has this blend going, I just stand over the diffuser (pictured above) and breathe it in. You can’t help but say out loud, aaahhhhhhhhh….. So I asked…

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